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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for being injured on a night bus

    Do you rely on night buses for some reason? Maybe you work shifts and you rely on your local night bus to get you home safely at the end of each shift. On the other hand you might work early in the morning and you need the bus to take you to work in the first place. You may only ever use them occasionally, perhaps when you have a late night out on the town.

    Whatever the situation may be, the odds of getting injured on a night bus will be remote. The vast majority of drivers are experienced and more than capable of providing a good smooth and safe ride. However, if something goes wrong there could be the potential to be injured on a night bus. While injuries may be relatively minor they can still be painful and they might open up an opportunity to get compensation if your injuries are bad enough.

    How could injuries occur on a night bus?

    If you are about to get off the bus and the bus driver stops suddenly for some reason, there is the potential that you may be injured as a result. In some cases you could be hurt as you get off the bus, for example if the driver pulls away before you are clear of the doors. Your foot could be run over or you could fall if you are thrown off-balance.

    These are hypothetical situations of course, but in reality they can occur, and some people have been injured as a result of things like this. Accident Advice Helpline has managed to speak with some people who have been affected, and when this occurs it can change their lives. It can also be very upsetting.

    Most journeys pass without incident

    It is of course important to point out that the majority of bus companies and their employees run an outstanding service for everyone who needs night buses. It doesn’t matter whether you only use them occasionally or whether they are essential for you to use several nights a week. Whatever the case may be, you will no doubt be safe for the vast majority of the time.

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    When this is not the case though, you do have Accident Advice Helpline to call. By phoning us completely free today on 0800 689 0500 you can speak with a friendly and experienced advisor. They will ensure you can get the advice you need.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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